Friday, July 16, 2010

Book List

Dear Reader:

I'm not sure how much you know about me. I don't really know a lot about you. But, I wanted to share something with you. A few days ago, a person asked me what my top 10 reading list is. Sheesh. I have a love/hate relationship with that question, or any "top 10" question. To pick 10 of something, I feel, limits me a little to all of the options out there. I have way more than 10 favorite books, but here are a few that I have read more than once, thus meriting a top 10 position.

1. The Screwtape Letters (C.S. Lewis)(Phenomenal book. This one really makes you think. Don't read it if you are looking for something light.)
2. How to Win Friends and Influence People (Dale Carnegie)(I think everyone should read this book at least twice in their lives.)
3. Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln (James Humes) (Similar to HTWFAIP)
4. Jane Eyre (Charolette Bronte) (Probably one of my favorite books ever.)
5. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) (Yes, I am one of those girls... but it is a classic.)
6. Freakonomics (Stephen Dubner) (If you are interested in business or economics, you'll think these next two are interesting. They aren't dry - they are actually quite entertaining.)
7.Tipping Point (Malcom Gladwell) (Love it.)
8. The Infinite Atonement (Tad Callister) (This is such a powerful book. I almost speak with reverence when I talk about this book because, of course, the topic, and what it did for me and my testimony of the Atonement.)
9. To be well-rounded, I guess I should add a non-classic, fiction book to the list. I'd probably have to say Life of Pi. I thoroughly enjoyed this book - it was an easy/ interesting read. I loved the author's writing style.
10. I will leave number 10 blank - I feel like I'm limiting myself if I fill up my 10 spots. There are so many amazing books out there!

Happy reading!


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